Sunday, December 23, 2012

Leaf Plucking

It's been a hot few days in the vineyard. The children have managed about half an hour each day , and have earnt a few dollars for holiday spending money. We pay them the same contract rate, they can work quite quickly, but need to work on their stamina....

Leaf plucking is taking the leaves away from the fruit to improve air circulation. It's necessary in our humid climate to help prevent fungal diseases. Like most jobs on the vineyard it's not hard, but is time consuming. I'm back on the Woman's Hour podcasts.

 From this...

 ...to this. 

Flora and Pinot Gris completed. Syrah next.

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